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09-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #736
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My first real camera was a Lynx 1000. It was stolen

Still though, I like the camera so much that I went through a Lynx obsession a few years back and now own both the Lynx 1000 and several Lynx 5000 in various degrees of working order. The optics are great, though the build quality is somewhat below SLR quality of the same era. My Lynx 1000 has the dreaded bent aperture rod issue and needs to go in for service while Mark Hama (N. America Yashica guru) is still plying his trade.


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Stolen; reminds me about the history of my Lynx 5000. In the seventies, I passed it onto my father because I had the MX. The Lynx was stolen from his car in the apartment parking lot one day. Some time later a man arrived to give (return) my father the camera, saying his son had "found" it in the parking lot. It was no longer serviceable, and despite my father sending it for an expensive repair, that link between aperture and speed remained jammed, and a couple of aperture leaves were ripped out. After my fathers death in 1983, I kept the camera in a drawer for sentimental reasons. Less than two years ago, I sent it to Chris Sherlock in New Zealand for repair. He had to chase down another Lynx for the unique aperture blades, and it took him many hours of work. He converted the light meter to 1.5 volts in the process. I have since run film through it and delighted in the results.
By the way, just to correct an earlier comment, the Lynx 14, with that massive lens has a top speed of 1/500, unlike the others at 1/1000.

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Six of my Praktica L-serie cameras. One is the rather rare Super TL500. Beautiful Cameras!
That looks a good collection. My father bought a Practica in 1961, and I have often wondered which model that might have been. Do you have any suggestions? I believe that on his the mirror did not return until re-cocked.
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That looks a good collection. My father bought a Practica in 1961, and I have often wondered which model that might have been. Do you have any suggestions? I believe that on his the mirror did not return until re-cocked.
Try search for Praktica IV or V from early 60s. The L-series is from 1969 to 1989, approximately.
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That looks a good collection. My father bought a Practica in 1961, and I have often wondered which model that might have been. Do you have any suggestions? I believe that on his the mirror did not return until re-cocked.
Probably the most comprehensive information on Prakticas -> Mike's Praktica Collection

It seems the Praktica V F and V FB finally incorporated an instant return mirror in 1964.

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Six of my Praktica L-serie cameras. One is the rather rare Super TL500. Beautiful Cameras!
That's a very nice collection!

I hope they are all as functional as they are good looking!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paddan Quote
Six of my Praktica L-serie cameras. One is the rather rare Super TL500. Beautiful Cameras!
Both a nice collection and shot of them!
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Six of my Praktica L-serie cameras. One is the rather rare Super TL500. Beautiful Cameras!
Good looking collection ... TFS, J
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Six of my Praktica L-serie cameras. One is the rather rare Super TL500. Beautiful Cameras!
Nice collection indeed. I used to take pictures with Prakticas in 1980/90s. Recently saw a guy with the MTL-3 really taking pictures. Do you use the cameras Paddan?

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Yashica FR-1 with Yashica ML 50mm 1:2 and Yashica Winder. One of the neatest winders from the late 70s. Works perfectly even today after all these years.
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A couple of TLRs -- first the Ricoh Diacord, a low cost design with a sharp contrasty lens



Some TLRs, folders and SLRs


2x seth thomas electric mirror clocks
Kodak Monitor Six 20 Special
Kodak Retina I type 148
Kodak Medalist
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Kiev 4 / Jupiter 12 / Canon finder
Yashica 44
Ricoh Diacord
Miranda D / Spiratone 135 / 2.8
Minolta Autocord
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Some TLRs, folders and SLRs
Nice You got those two guys (top left and right) watch over Your cameras...
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A couple of TLRs -- first the Ricoh Diacord, a low cost design with a sharp contrasty lens
Wow, really, really nice Nesster ... TFS, J
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
A couple of TLRs -- first the Ricoh Diacord, a low cost design with a sharp contrasty lens



Some TLRs, folders and SLRs


2x seth thomas electric mirror clocks
Kodak Monitor Six 20 Special
Kodak Retina I type 148
Kodak Medalist
Yashica Mat 124G
Kiev 4 / Jupiter 12 / Canon finder
Yashica 44
Ricoh Diacord
Miranda D / Spiratone 135 / 2.8
Minolta Autocord
Nice collection!

We have a Yashica-Mat in common Also, you're one of the very few other people I know with a Medalist.

Medalist solidarity, brother. 6x9 Indestructable Tank Camera!
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My four TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) cameras. Having a couple is a must in every collection. Really not...
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My only TLR is this Rolleicord IV with a Schneider Xenar 75/3.5 taking lens in need of a CLA for a sticking shutter.




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